This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(MALBA. Victor Grippo. Photo by Sheep “R” Us)

An excellent exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August.  The artist´s work, which focuses on reconstructing history through artistic quotes of newspapers and other media, has earned him international acclaim.  The museum is also showcasing two new special exhibits; one on Matias Duville, and the other on Victor Grippo. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo-centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

 

Tuesday

(Photo by vonKinder)

Another rainy day is expected on Tuesday so plan for indoors! Find our list of rainy day suggestions here.

Spring/Summer BAF week kicks off, offering the latest Argentine fashion until the 10th of August. This season’s BAF week combines fashion with street art, providing for colorful and inspired collections. Find a full list of runway shows and more here.

The Colón theatre is staging a special production of Sleeping Beauty on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August (tickets here).

 

Wednesday

(Photo by ANSESGOB)

Book a tour with Buenos Design Tours and find out more about the local design, the best boutiques, antiques and more. More information here.

In the evening stop for a free concert of Argentine folklore music at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 7pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

 

Thursday

(Photo by vmiramontes)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is a gorgeous museum in Recoleta and it is currently showcasing a very special exhibit of Italian art from the Marche region. Also, the museum cafe is a lovely place for a hot cup of tea and cakes.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

For a unique evening, book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

 

Friday

(Photo by _Claudio_deste_)

Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to check out the new Real/Virtual exhibit, featuring Argentine kinetic art from the 70´s. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 5288-9999

In the evening, at 10pm, the MALBA will be screening Fritz Lang´s classic Metropolis, with a live orchestra. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Don’t miss the latest trends at the Spring/Summer BAF week until the 10th of August. Find a full list of runway shows and more here.

On Sunday locals will be celebrating children’s day, so expect a lot of families and special activities for the younger ones!

 

Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires

(Photo by JacobMar1ey)

There are many reasons to love Argentina: it has a vibrant culture, superb beef, amazing landscapes, stunning architecture, innovative art and a well-earned international reputation for its wine. Travelers who have been to Mendoza can attest to the generosity of the areas top quality vineyards. Thankfully, there are great wine tasting opportunities in Buenos Aires too. Below are some suggestions:

Fierro Hotel Thursday Wine Tasting:  Every Thursday at 6pm small intimate groups gather in the hotel’s restaurant to taste great Argentine wines from different regions of the country, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association, Andres Rosberg, and in-house Sommelier, Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person, and are limited to 7 people. Places must be booked in advance.  Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Lo de Joaquin Alberdi– vinotecas argentinas: This friendly wine shop in the Palermo district offers weekly wine tastings, focusing on different wineries or varietals. It is also possible to coordinate personalized wine tastings in advance and the staff is happy to help pick out a bottle to take back home. Jorge Luis Borges 1772, Palermo. 4832-5329.

Time Out Walking Wine Tour: This great tour combines both walking and touring the Palermo neighborhood and tasting delectable Mendoza wines at four different venues. More information here.

Anuva Wines: The Anuva wine tasting offers the chance to try five different Argentine boutique wines paired with tapas. They also have a wine club and shipping service to the USA. Wine tastings cost 48USD and must be booked in advance. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by latitudes-flickr)

A new exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

 

Tuesday

(Photo by murilocardoso)

Book your place for the midday Palermo parrilla tour, where experts will guide you to the best beef in town. More information here.

Starting at 9pm a very large group of bicycle enthusiasts will be meeting at the obelisk on 9 de Julio Avenue for their monthly full moon nocturnal bike ride (Masa Crítica). Rent one for yourself here and join this unique event in the city!

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Ingrid Truemper)

Should the grey days continue, as forecasted, head to one of the city’s indoor attractions such as the Ateneo Grand Splendid (one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world!). Afterwards you can try one of our recommended spots for 5 o’clock tea.

At 8.30pm, the Fibonacci Project Buenos Aires will be presenting a multidisciplinary show, product of an international collaborative program that seeks to promote cultural integration. Centro Cultural San Martin, Sarmiento 1551, Downtown.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Thursday

(Photo by derekGavey)

Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to check out the new Real/Virtual exhibit, featuring Argentine kinetic art from the 70´s. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 5288-9999

Whilst in the area remember to stop by the Palais de Glace where a special photography exhibit is being held until the 9th of July.  Opening hours: Tue-Sun midday-8pm. Posadas 1725, Recoleta

For a unique evening, book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by mswine)

The annual Caminos y Sabores regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

 In the evening check out one of the new in vogue city nightspots such as Unicorn Huset or La Oreja Negra!

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by nic_las)

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch, now served on Saturdays too! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday there will be Armenian celebrations at Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar starting at midday. Typical food and dances will be on display.

The annual Caminos y Sabores  regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia.  3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.